Mission: Equip clients with critical reading and english communication skills that prepare them to be in the local workforce and contribute to civic life.
Target demographics: To improve the quality of life in our community and expand individual potential by teaching adults and families to read write, speak and understand the English language.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 150 adults and children in Union County
Geographic areas served: Union County North Carolina
Programs: As our students’ literacy levels rise, their work readiness, parenting skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and community contribution increases.
The Council’s contributes to community well-being by providing evidence-based and evidence-informed learning programs
The Literacy Council matches volunteer tutors with adults who want to learn how to read or to read better. I have tutored for three years, meeting my student "James" for two hours each week at the library. James' parents took him out of school as he began 2nd grade to help on the family farm and (possibly) because he has a not-diagnosed learning disability). We started by learning the alphabet and basic letter-sound combinations. Today James reads at about the 3rd-4th grade level. The Literacy council offered training, materials (text books and other resources) and always supported us.
The Council offers one-on-one tutoring, tutor lead reading groups, specialized literacy classes and other adult and family literacy services.